Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Waiting on Wednesday: Leverage
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights future releases that we're eagerly anticipating
I'm mixing it up a bit this week, because I'm just so darn excited! I'm a big Leverage fan, a show from TNT. It's currently entering it's third season and it's second season came out on DVD yesterday.
Ok, you have to understand why I'm so excited. First, I don't have cable. So when I hear about a cable show that sounds interesting (like Psych or Battlestar), I have to wait for the season to end, the DVD to be released, and my library to have it ready for me. I got interested in Leverage because Gina Bellman stared in another favorite, Coupling (the British version - the US version was a joke). So I borrowed Leverage from my library months and months ago, LOVED it, and bought the first season. I have since watched this DVD 100 times. You think I'm exaggerating. I'm possibly under-estimating that number. This show is hilarious! And I've been unable to watch any other episodes - again, I don't have cable, plus Hulu let me down.
So finally, finally, the DVD has been released and my Amazon pre-order has been shipped. Now I'm anxiously awaiting the postal service's delivery. SOOO excited!
TNT's Leverage takes a Robin Hood approach to criminal justice. After losing his son, ex-insurance investigator Nathan Ford (Timothy Hutton) reinvents himself as an avenging angel who rights wrongs for victims of organized greed with the skilled support of thief Parker (Beth Riesgraf), hacker Alec Hardison (Aldis Hodge), grifter Sophie Devereaux (Coupling's Gina Bellman), and retrieval specialist or "hitter" Elliot Spencer (Angel's Christian Kane).